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We publish a blog post every week on Thursday. We cover a range of topics related to reptiles, fish, bio-active setups, and plants. Below you will find a wealth of information for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Is Your Bioactive Enclosure Cool Enough?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 23rd 2021

Is Your Bioactive Enclosure Cool Enough?

Is Your Bioactive Enclosure Cool Enough?Photo by dimitrisvetsikas1969One of the great joys of keeping a reptile or amphibian is getting to decorate their enclosure—or, at least it is for many exotic pet keepers. If that’s not … read more >
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Holiday Cookie Ideas for Reptile Lovers

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 16th 2021

Holiday Cookie Ideas for Reptile Lovers

Holiday Cookie Ideas for Reptile LoversPhoto courtesy of Julia M Usher Looking for something a little different to bring to this year’s holiday party? Want to bring something that reflects your personality just as much as t … read more >
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Reptile Terms You May Not Know

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 9th 2021

Reptile Terms You May Not Know

Reptile Terms You May Not KnowPhoto by MilchdrinkIf you’re new to the reptile hobby, you may not quite have learned all the lingo yet. Like any hobby, herpetoculture (which is keeping reptiles or amphibians, by the way) has i … read more >
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December Featured Fish: Swordtail

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 2nd 2021

December Featured Fish: Swordtail

December Featured Fish: SwordtailPhoto by Valentin HintikkaEvery month this year, we’ve featured a different tropical fish and talked about some of its features and care requirements. This month’s fish is the swordtail.Swordt … read more >
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Really? A Legless Lizard is Not a Snake?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 18th 2021

Really? A Legless Lizard is Not a Snake?

Really? A Legless Lizard is Not a Snake? The European legless lizard is a somewhat misunderstood exotic pet. After all, what else is there to separate a snake from a lizard if not a lack of legs? Quite a few things, it t … read more >
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November Featured Fish: Kuhli Loach

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 4th 2021

November Featured Fish: Kuhli Loach

November Featured Fish: Kuhli LoachPhoto by Catherine BulinksiThis month’s featured fish is the kuhli loach. You’ve probably seen kuhli loaches at your local exotic pet store or tropical fish store. They’re fairly common fish … read more >
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aquascaping tropical fish